HIV is a very dangerous disease that can bring about so much harm and damage to the body. So, it is important that it is detected early on so that treatment can be applied. 

 


If you believe you have been exposed to the virus, you have to get tested right away. Those that are  experiencing any of the early symptoms below should also undergo an HIV test:


Muscle pains

Joint pains

Lower back pains

Physical weakness

Headaches

Dry throat

High fever

Diarrhea

Inflammation in the armpit/neck

Nausea

Appetite loss

Sore throat


These symptoms may lead to severe complications if not diagnosed and treated at the earliest opportunity. Here are the most common HIV complications if testing and treatment are delayed or not done right away:


AIDS

Other STD infections

Cancer

Inflammation of the lymph nodes

Senility

Fever

Coma

Memory loss

More weight loss

Digestion problems


Those that have undergone HIV testing and receive a positive test result have to receive antiretroviral treatment so that the spread of the virus can be controlled and slowed down.